NEGATIVE WAY TO THE TOP!
DEFEATS for Huddersfield (+1) and Reading (+2) today could see one or both enter the Championship playoffs with a negative goal difference.
How rare would this be? Extremely. Since the format was introduced in 1986-87, 118 teams have contested the semi-finals.
Of those, only one – Brighton with -6 in 1991 – kicked off with a goals tally less than zero. Prepare for some attritional games.